It must be an earthquake! Vocabulary Unit 10

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1. Natural Phenomena

1.1. Avalanche

1.1.1. A large mass of snow, ice, etc., detached from a mountain slope and sliding or falling suddenly downward.

1.2. Dust storm

1.2.1. A storm of strong winds and dust-filled air over an extensive area during a period of drought over normally arable land

1.3. Earthquake

1.3.1. A series of vibrations induced in the earth's crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating.

1.4. Hurricane

1.4.1. A violent, tropical, cyclonic storm of the western North Atlantic, having wind speeds of or in excess of 72 miles per hour (32 m/sec).

1.5. Tornado

1.5.1. A localized, violently destructive windstorm occurring over land, especially in the Middle West, and characterized by a long, funnel-shaped cloud extending toward the ground and made visible by condensation and debris.

1.6. Flood

1.6.1. A great flowing or overflowing of water, especially over land not usually submerged.

1.7. Tsunami

1.7.1. An unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption.

1.8. Volcanic Eruption

1.8.1. The ejection of molten rock, steam, etc., as from a volcano or geyser.

2. Thrill

2.1. Puzzled

2.1.1. A puzzled or perplexed condition; bewilderment.

2.2. Relieved

2.2.1. To free from anxiety, fear, pain, etc.

2.3. Scared

2.3.1. To fill, especially suddenly, with fear or terror; frighten; alarm.

2.4. Terrified

2.4.1. To fill with terror or alarm; make greatly afraid.

2.5. Worried

2.5.1. Having or characterized by worry; concerned; anxious

3. Weather Condition

3.1. Clouds

3.1.1. A visible collection of particles of water or ice suspended in the air, usually at an elevation above the earth's surface.

3.2. Smoke

3.2.1. The visible vapor and gases given off by a burning or smoldering substance, especially the gray, brown, or blackish mixture of gases and suspended carbon particles resulting from the combustion of wood, peat, coal, or other organic matter.

3.3. Thunder

3.3.1. Electric

3.3.1.1. Producing, transmitting, or operated by electric currents

3.3.2. A loud, explosive, resounding noise produced by the explosive expansion of air heated by a lightning discharge.

3.4. Wave

3.4.1. A disturbance on the surface of a liquid body, as the sea or a lake, in the form of a moving ridge or swell.

3.5. Wind

3.5.1. Air in natural motion, as that moving horizontally at any velocity along the earth's surface

4. Other

4.1. Precautions

4.1.1. A measure taken in advance to avert possible evil or to secure good results.

4.2. Sighting

4.2.1. The power or faculty of seeing; perception of objects by use of the eyes; vision.

4.3. Storm Chasing

4.3.1. The pursuit of any severe weather condition, regardless of motive, which can be curiosity, adventure, scientific investigation, or for news or media coverage.

4.4. Operate

4.4.1. To act effectively; produce an effect; exert force or influence

4.5. Predict

4.5.1. To foretell the future; make a prediction.